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Snowsport England Update 

The SSE Board would like to issue the following update in response to recent queries that we understand have been circulated by one of our members: 

AGM 

We are pleased to announce that the rescheduled SSE AGM will take place at 2.00pm on 16th May 2017 at Sportpark, Loughborough. All members invited to attend. 

Big World Cup Weekend for British Ski and Snowboard

This weekend marks the opening of World Cup competitions for both the British Nordic Team in Ruka, Finland and the British Telemark Team in Hintertux, Austria. The GB Park and Pipe snowboarders are in World Cup action at the Big Air Olympic test event in Alpensia, Korea whilst Alex Tilley is in Alpine World Cup action in Killington, USA.

 Photo Credit: Mateusz Kielpinski

Northern Hemisphere competition season continues with Katie Ormerod taking second in Pleasure Jam

GB Park and Pipe snowboarder Katie Ormerod claimed second place in this weekend’s Pleasure Jam, after the contest was changed from a slopestyle event to a rail-jam due to high winds in the Superpark Dachstein.

 

Entries open for English Alpine Championships in Bormio

2017 marks 10th anniversary in the Italian resort

 Photo Credit: Racer Ready Ski Magazine

Entries are now open for the 2017 English Alpine Championships, as over 400 of the country’s best English Alpine skiers are set to descend on Bormio, Italy from 11-17th February 2017.

Snowsport England Board Update

Snowsport England would like to announce that following an open recruitment process for new Directors the board has co-opted two new Directors to the Snowsport England board.

They were co-opted at the board meeting on the 16th November and will go forward to the AGM where their appointments will need to be ratified by the membership.

GB Park and Pipe in Austria for Pleasure Jam

This weekend GB Park and Pipe snowboarders and skiers head over to Dachstein in Austria for the Pleasure Jam, a Slopestyle World Snowboard Tour season opener, running on Saturday 19th November.

 Photo Credit: Jenny Bletcher

Fresh from their return from the Milan Big Air World Cup, Billy Morgan, Katie Ormerod and Rowan Coultas will be joined by fellow GB Park and Pipe snowboarders, Matt McCormick and Henry Shackleton.

 

Career-best finish for Ryding in Levi and top 10s for GB Park and Pipe in Milan Big Air

Delancey British Alpine Team skier Dave Ryding had the race of his life yesterday to finish a career-best 6th place in the World Cup Slalom in Levi, Finland.

 Photo Credit: British Ski & Snowboard

Milan Big Air kicks off City ‘Super Series’ and Ryding & Tilley take on Levi Slalom World Cup

This weekend GB Park and Pipe snowboarders and skiers will descend on Milan as they start their journey towards the 2018 Winter Olympics, whilst Alpine skiers Dave Ryding and Alex Tilley travel to Levi to compete in the first FIS Slalom World Cup of the winter.

 Photo Credit: Peter Morning

Join us at the World Cup and cheer on Dave Ryding

Join us at the World Cup and cheer on Dave Ryding

Please contact Nigel or Helen Furlong on 01685 878751 for further information.

 

British skiers and snowboarders will save money by buying at home

Why this season is the time to invest in new snowsports kit

 Photo Credit: Ellis Brigham

With the weak pound and prices already fixed before Brexit, this winter is the time to buy your ski and snowboard kit in the UK according to top names in the industry and to a snowsport equipment price comparison published by the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain.

 

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